PLANT SALE AT REDWOOD SCHOOL SUPPORTING SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS RAISES MORE THAN DOUBLE PRIOR YEAR SALES WITH THE HELP OF JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
On November 18, 2016, Junior League of San Joaquin County assisted with the annual plant sale at Redwood School, a San Joaquin County of Education School, which supports special needs students ages 6-22. Junior League of San Joaquin County volunteered to revitalize the greenhouse located on the school site and to seek donations for plants and planters for sale day. With over 150 arrangements created from donations, the proceeds more than doubled from the prior year. The proceeds earned from the plant sale go directly back into the greenhouse at Redwood School to assist students with skill therapy.
HANDS ON TECHNOLOGY TRAINING FOR TEACHERS OF LODI UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO IMPACT MORE THAN 2,000 K-12TH GRADE STUDENTS
Junior League of San Joaquin County provided two Technology Training sessions to teachers in grades K-12th grades throughout Lodi Unified School District in January, 2017. The training sessions featured Catlin Tucker, a specialized trainer on blending learning and technology in the classroom. In previous years, Junior League of San Joaquin County placed technology in 11 third grade classrooms throughout the Lodi Unified School District (Read more here). The teacher training further supplements Junior League of San Joaquin County's efforts to ensure a strong community by strengthening its foundation through education. They firmly believe that education is a powerful equalizer that helps prevent future problems in our community.
Equipping teachers with tools to utilize technology in their classrooms multiplies the reach of academic success for students. Based on the attendance of the teachers at the training sessions and their average number of students in the classroom - more than 2,000 students will be impacted by the training. Junior League of San Joaquin County received a matching grant from The Crete Family Foundation making two sessions possible. Thank you to the Junior League of San Joaquin County members, community partners, The Crete Family Foundation and to Lodi Unified School District for collaborating on efforts to "build a better community".
FESTIVALE! HITS THE HIGH SEAS HOSTS OVER 300 SPECIAL NEEDS YOUNG ADULTS
On Monday, November 7, 2016, Junior League of San Joaquin County hosted our 4th annual FESTIVALE. In attendance were 19 special needs classes with more than 300 students and teachers. FESTIVALE was held at Brookside Country Club, which was transformed into a pirate theme to entertain these special 18- to 22-year-old students with brightly themed decorations, a full color photo booth, a Baskin and Robbins booth to create sundaes, a popcorn station, a shaved ice booth, a breakfast and lunch buffet, and one of the students’ favorites … lively dancing to a fabulous DJ. FESTIVALE further fulfills JLSJC’s education goal by providing these students with an opportunity to practice their social skills, as well as large and small motor skills.
Thank you to our members, volunteers, sponsors and community partners! With your support we are able to host this fantastic event and further our mission by supporting these students with academic success with technology in the classroom and support of microbusinesses.
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO 60 SIXTH GRADE GIRLS TO ATTEND THE SAN JOAQUIN EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS CONFERENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
Junior League of San Joaquin County awarded 60 sixth grade girls from the Stockton area a scholarship to the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) annual conference. On Saturday, October 1, 2016 Junior League of San Joaquin County volunteers and scholarship awardees attended the conference specially designed for 6th through 12th grade girls to encourage them to consider education and career options in science and mathematics. The girls have hands on experiences to foster interest in the STEM fields. Approximately 550 girls attend the annual conference. To learn more about SJEYH please visit their website: https://www.sjeyh.org/
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY ANNOUNCED AS A UNITED WAY OF SAN JOAQUIN GRANT RECIPIENT
In September 2016, United Way of San Joaquin County selected Junior League of San Joaquin County for a grant of $10,000 to fund our Community Impact focus of Academic Success for Special Needs. The funds will benefit two 18-22 year old Young Adult Special Needs classes in Stockton Unified School District by providing 15 ipads and a projector. This will positively impact about 150 students over a five year average of devices.
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY VOLUNTEERS HELP RAISE $3,500 BENEFITING HAVEN OF PEACE THROUGH THE LINCOLN CENTER LIVE! JUNE WINE STROLL EVENT
Haven of Peace received their beneficiary check from the Lincoln Center LIVE! June Wine Stroll proceeds on August 9, 2016. Junior League of San Joaquin County volunteers assisted with promotion of the event, ticket sales and volunteers day of the event to benefit the Haven of Peace. Junior League of San Joaquin has been a partner of Haven of Peace for many years and with the opportunity from Lincoln Center LIVE! they continue to support women building better communities.
Pictured left: Ellie Washington of Junior League of San Joaquin County, Carrie Sass of Lincoln Center, Olga Rodriguez Director of Haven of Peace, Tara Rushing of Lincoln Center, and Jody of Haven of Peace.
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY PROVIDES OVER 275 SPIRIT DAY SHIRTS TO THE STUDENTS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN LODI, CA
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY ANNOUCED AS A UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC BEYOND OUR GATES MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT
University of the Pacific announced Junior League of San Joaquin County as a recipient of a $10,000 grant from their Beyond Our Gates Mini-Grant program. The grant will benefit the one.TLC school in Stockton to provide a Reading Specialist. On Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Pacfic's Vereschagian Alumni House, UOP is hosting a Beyond Our Gates Dialogue with Susan B. Neuman '78 and presentation to grant recipients. Junior League of San Joaquin County has supported the one.TLC school for many years through volunteerism and donations of school supplies, books and requested needs.
On Friday, August 19th, Junior League of San Joaquin County delivered a $1,500 check to George Washington Elementary School in Lodi to provide over 275 school spirit shirts!
In prior years, incoming Kindergarten students and new students received a free shirt and the remaining students needed to purchase a shirt. Unfortunately, even at $5 per shirt, some children could not afford to purchase a shirt once they outgrew their free shirt. We are proud to announce that all children at the school received a free shirt this year.
School spirit promotes academic success. Students who feel connected to their school perform better academically and have better attendance! Junior League of San Joaquin County is able to impact academic success through the volunteerism of our membership and generous donations from our members and community partners.